Pros: Easy to use, easy to set special button features, mouse works very well. Very impresses with its ability to recognise my writing no matter how sloppy I get and corrections are made on the fly. Very easy to use with CS5.5 Master Suite.
Cons: Not really a con but it is HUGE! I love that it is big but had to buy a bag for it alone.
Other Thoughts: Buy a Wacom case when you purchase this, you will want one later so just dont wait.
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Large Tablets aren't just to help with carpal tunnel
Pros: I have worked on wacom tablets for 10+ years, worked in design for 13+, doing autonmotive and toy design. I have worked on the largest sized and smaller sized canvases. Having a larger tablet has huge advantages. As anyone that has a good art foundation knows, drawing with shoulder movement has significant advantages for your artwork depending on what you are trying to do. A large drawing surface also has it's advantages if you are working in a technical design field where precision is important. Plus, if you are someone that is used to drawing or painting on larger canvas, drawing on a small wacom will feel restricting and can negatively effect your other mediums. It really comes down to the depth of your experience and type of training. You also should consider the size of your monitor. Smaller sizes do have their advantages. It's depends on your needs and of course your budget.
Cons: You will need sufficent desk space or a way to hold the tablet in a way that is comfortable. I have an unorthadox setup. I prefer working while standing up, my computer is on a tall workstation table with my wacom resting on a stand that elevates at an angle. Very cool, almost like painting on a canvas while standing.
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skip this tablet
Pros: ergonomic, so someone w/ carpal tunnel can do big arm movements, not just wrist movements. Mix up the movements.
Cons: price blows. efficiency, speed, is terrible. Ergonomics is almost the only plus. I really can't think of a single plus besides ergonomics for those starting to have wrist problems. If you don't, or if you don't think you're close to that issue, pretty much 80 to 90% of most users should skip.
Other Thoughts: Intuos 4 is a good line. But this size and price really doesn't give much advantages to most peeps. In fact, I would say when using the full tablet space, it's usually a disadvantage in speed and efficiency. Only good if you have wrist probs/concerns and want to mix it up.
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Great for Digital Artwork
Pros: -excellent pressure sensetivity. I haven't noticed a big
Cons: -it's pretty massive so placement is a concern unless
Other Thoughts: This is my first electronic drawing pad (ever). It probably would have been prudent to spend less on a smaller size since I never used one before but I figured I would spend the extra money on the largest size because it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it, and it would be cheaper to spend a little more now than to get a smaller one and then decide I needed to buy the big guy later on. My only regret is not being rich enough to afford one of those interactive monitors since this has been more of a learning curve than I had originally thought to get over how "unnatural" it feels to not be able to see my hand in relation to the drawing I am working on. I am slowly getting used to it though, I found that making sure that the pad is squarely aligned with the monitor and I am squarely aligned with the pad is a big help with that. Everything else about this pad is spot on so far. Definitely a worthwhile buy for artistic work.
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“I have worked on wacom tablets for 10+ years, worked in design for 13+, doing autonmotive and toy design. I have ...”— 2/10/2011
“-excellent pressure sensetivity. I haven't noticed a big— Jason G 6/3/2009
difference between digital line weight and paper line